Bianca Karina is the former blogger at The In Between Girls blog. I started blogging after college. This idea for the blog came about when I walked into a store and noticed the gaping difference in sizes. The dimensions of their largest straight size pair of shorts compared to the smallest plus size pair of the same shorts. What’s a curvy girl with voluptuous thighs to do? Write about it. As I documented my struggles and shared my experiences, I learned that I was not alone. There’s a whole lot of people like you and me.
Bianca Karina and her plus size journey
I am no longer in between. I am embracing my plus size body. I am learning how to navigate this world that says we should be constantly trying to become skinny to reach our “full potential.”
Contrary to popular belief, not all of us are in a desperate hurry to be a size 6. Contrary to popular belief, not all fat people are laying on the couch eating potato chips. Contrary to popular belief, we can be fat and still workout and eat right. Contrary to popular belief, not all of us shy away from social gatherings until we emerge from our dark basements a skinny svelte butterfly.
Life moves on and I am moving on with it. At this point, in my body positive journey, I am learning to how to balance my passion with a healthy body image. I love to eat and I know how to appreciate food. You don’t get to my weight without looking forward to your next meal. I cook often and I experiment with different cuisines.
Bianca Karina and her love of food and travel
My love of spicy asian flavors, robust south american spices, and interest in euro textures was brought on by traveling early in life. As a 26 year-old bi-racial plus size and engaged woman, I am coming to terms that it is OK to take up space. Right now I am allowed to enjoy every bite of delicious fluffy white bread-y carb. Right now, I am allowed to book a trip to the Maldives and swim in the crystal clear waters in a bikini. Right now, I’m allowed to wear a crop top to the park and watch my dog play. Why? Because it’s about damn time.